Tavern Chef's Challenge Recipes
By Rebecca Coudret (Contact)
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
chef places asparagus next to Rainbow Citrus Baked
Halibut during the Chef's Challenge at Knob Hill.
Rainbow Citrus Baked Halibut
4 8-ounce halibut steaks
1/4 cup butter
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Zest each piece of fruit, then cut fruit in halves.
Brush halibut steaks with butter. Sprinkle trio of zest
Salt and pepper to taste.
In a hot skillet, sear one side of halibut. Turn, sear.
Place in 350 degree oven to finish.
Sprinkle once again with zests and squeeze juices
liberally. Serve immediately.
Rotelle Pasta Salad at Knob Hill in Newburgh for the
1 pound rottelle (wagon-wheel) pasta, cooked and chilled
4 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
4 ounces broccoli florets, blanched
3 ounces black olives, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
1 teaspoon roasted garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh basil, minced
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 cups bottled Italian dressing
Combine all ingredients and chill for at least four
hours before serving.
Potato and Vegetable Medley
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
1 red or yellow bell pepper, roasted
1 cup baby red potatoes, steamed
1/2 cup baby carrots, steamed
1/2 red onion, caramelized
1 sprig each: tarragon, basil, sage, curry, mint and
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 turns fresh ground black pepper
Butter, garlic to taste
Heat pan very hot.
Add olive oil, whole or quartered steamed baby red
potatoes; saute until golden brown.
Add steamed carrots and red or yellow roasted pepper;
saute about 25 minutes.
Add 1/2 cup caramelized red onions. Salt and pepper, to
taste. Finish with butter, garlic and fresh chopped
Tortillas With Ice Cream
Package of tortillas
Oil for deep-frying
Strawberry (or other berry-flavored) ice cream
Fresh berries, to garnish
Powdered sugar, to dust
Arrange tortilla until edges overlap, making an open
Wet edges, then deep-fry.
Scoop ice cream into center.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar; dust until it looks nice.
Sprinkle berries on plate.